Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bridge Steps N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
California Community Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Seventh-Day Adventists Loma Linda University Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Care for Wild N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 692,492
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 766,742

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 359,024

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Future for Every Child CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 161,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bridge Steps United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
California Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Seventh-Day Adventists Loma Linda University Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Care for Wild United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 692,492
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 766,742

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13280 records found.